Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Parks Canada Youth Ambassador Program
connects youth to nature and history
SUSSEX, NB, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Peter Kent,
Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks
Canada, announced that Julia Belliveau, a native of Sussex New
Brunswick, will be one of the next two Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors.
"Congratulations to Julia who has been chosen to join the Parks Canada
team to help inspire young Canadians to be active, get outdoors and
learn more about Canada's natural beauty and rich history," said
Minister Kent. "This young lady brings great enthusiasm to the program
and will inspire other young Canadians to build lasting memories with
our country's treasured places."
Ms. Belliveau is currently a first year International Business student
at Carleton University in Ottawa. She has demonstrated strong
leadership skills as President of Student Council and co-captain of a
theatre group. She's a strong team player with excellent interpersonal
skills and will be a perfect fit to inspire and lead her peers and help
start a national conversation about Canada's treasured places.
Julia will be sharing her title with Colin Sutherland, a University of
Ottawa student. They were selected from the candidates who applied for
the position through a recruitment process for the two Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors in collaboration with
Global Vision, a non-profit organization with an established record of
engaging and supporting the leadership development of Canadian youth.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge Parks Canada Youth Ambassador program as the
Government of Canada gift to Their Royal Highnesses to commemorate the
2011 Royal Tour of Canada.
The youth ambassador program is one of a number of initiatives by which
Parks Canada is working to connect youth to Canada's natural and
For additional information, please see the accompanying backgrounder at www.parkscanada.gc.ca under Media Room.
Image with caption: "The honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announces that Julia Belliveau,from Sussex, New Brunswick, as one of the next Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130517_C8140_PHOTO_EN_26872.jpg
SOURCE: Parks Canada
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